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Can celebrities save ENO from oblivion?

Apr 03, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

Can Holly Willoughby boost the fortunes of English National Opera? Stuart Murphy thinks so. On the wall of his office at the Coliseum is a spreadsheet of celebrity names. Willoughby. Davina McCall. Alan Carr. Sebastian Faulks.

Someone from The One Show. They are Murphy's secret weapon in his bid to sell us a night at the opera. "It's our collective little black book," he says, reeling off a string of directors, actors, writers, artists and presenters, plus Roy Hodgson and assorted Chelsea ...